If you haven’t noticed yet, new artwork has been installed along the Avenue of the Arts. Eleven different artistic pieces, from nine artists, are now on display to be enjoyed by all. Of course, it can be hard to walk around enjoying these artistic endeavors when you suffer from soreness in your big toe joint. If you have a protruding bump at the base of your big toe, you will likely want to know about remedies for bunion pain.
We offer treatment for painful bunions that can relieve your symptoms, but you may be able to use home remedies to find relief as well. Some of the top home remedies for painful bunions include:
- Stay away from activities that place excessive pressure on the big toe. This isn’t to say that you should stop being physically active or give up exercising on account of the condition. Rather, you may want to consider a switch to activities that are low-impact, like swimming or bicycling.
- Choose the right footwear. Tight shoes and high heels can aggravate a bunion and cause unnecessary pain by placing pressure on the affected toe joint. Instead, opt for shoes that feature deep, wide toe boxes, low heels, and solid arch support.
- Use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other nonprescription pain medications. As always, be sure to consult with our medical professionals to identify which pain reliever will work best for you and the proper dosage.
- Ice the inflamed joint. You can find relief from bunion pain by icing the area for about 10 to 20 minutes a couple of times throughout the day. To protect your skin, make sure you wrap the ice in a thin towel or cloth first.
- Use arch supports, custom orthotics, or bunion pads. These devices help the condition by redistributing the forces that accompany walking and standing and keep excessive pressure off the bunion.
Of course, the best step you can take when dealing with bunion pain is to contact our foot specialists here at Palm Beach Podiatry. We will create a treatment plan that relieves your painful symptoms and allows you to enjoy favorite activities once again. Contact any of our three locations by calling (772) 468-0089 for our Fort Pierce, FL office, (561) 734-3100 for our Boynton Beach office, or (561) 791-7773 for our Loxahatchee office. You can also reach us today through our online form.